New Delhi: There is an intrinsic Indian connection to the entire science show being held at CERN, Switzerland as physicists from all across the world prepare to thrash out the God Particle or Higgs boson in its physical form in a giant collider. The elementary particle of boson is named after Indian physicist Satyendra Nath Bose whose study changed the way Particle Physics has been studied ever since. Bose was a part of the golden troika of Indian physicists (that included CV Raman and Meghnad Saha) whose works have left permanent impressions on the study of fundamental physics.
The relativistic model proposed by three groups of physicists that included Peter Higgs in 1964 held the Higgs boson to have a large mass which is why a huge collider-accelerator has been used at CERN to study it.
The Higgs boson is one of the six elementary bosons, the others being the four gauge bosons and the graviton. Bosons, which can be either elementary or composite (like mesons), are one of the two fundamental subatomic particles, the other being the fermions. But unlike photons, gluons, gauge bosons and graviton, the Higgs Boson is a purely hypothetical standard particle. It is the only elementary particle predicted by the Standard Model which has not been observed in Particle Physics experiments.
Satyendra Nath Bose, as a student at Presidency College, Calcutta, went on to secure the highest marks in every discipline (a few of them remains unbroken even now). Meghnad
11:53 AM, Jul 04, 2012